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Fire Alarms & Emergency Lights

Let BEC Electrical help your business meet your fire alarm systems safety responsibilities. Workers can feel at ease knowing that the building they are working in is 100% safe in case of any eventuality. 

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Protect your business from fire

Modern fire alarm installation and support

Fire and smoke damage can devastate any building and have a long-term financial effect on any small or large business, school, or retail store. Using the most up-to-date, modern technology, we ensure your business premises will be as safe and secure as possible. Our fire alarm systems use the latest detection technology to ensure reliable detection and are not prone to false alarms. 

Early detection saves lives should a fire break out, as fire can spread ferociously. Early detection can get your staff out quickly and in an orderly fashion without panic setting in. All fire alarms are specifically tailored to your facilities and the size of your premises. Once we have installed an alarm, we offer the following to keep your alarm as good as new:

UK fire alarm regulations

Understanding your responsibilities with fire alarm systems

It is important that you enlist a qualified professional to install your fire alarm systems in compliance with BS5839-1 2017 standards. Regular testing, inspection and maintenance should also be carried out to ensure systems continue with effectiveness and compliance with current regulations.

BEC Electrical understand and adhere to all fire safety regulations for commercial buildings in the UK. These include the Regulatory Reform Order 2005, which applies to all non-domestic premises in England and Wales and is the primary legislation for fire safety in commercial buildings. The BS5839 part 1 provides guidelines for the design, installation, commissioning, and maintenance of fire detection and fire alarm systems in non-domestic buildings.

During the design phase of your fire alarm systems installation, BEC Electrical will ensure your commercial building is alarmed effectively by dividing your building into different alarm zones based on the layout and usage. Sounders should be strategically placed to ensure audibility throughout the premises, meeting the required sound levels. This is the safest and most effective way of placing your fire alarms to ensure optimal commercial building coverage.

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Emergency Lighting services

Emergency lighting needs to be exactly for what it says… emergencies!

When the normal lighting stops working for whatever reason, staff need to be able to find their way out of the building quickly and safely (British Standard 5266 2016 Emergency Lighting Code of Practice).
Emergency escape routes and lighting can be installed in any sized Commercial or Industrial building by BEC Electrical. Halls, stairways and exits need to be clearly marked to prevent accidents and panic in the unlikely event of a fire. There should also be lighting for staff to be able to see where the fire extinguishers and other emergency equipment are located.

At BEC Electrical, we can design a system specifically adapted to your premises and your needs regardless of the property’s size. We offer a wide range of fire alarms and lights, and because of our 29 years in the industry, we can recommend the best place to locate them within your working environment to make sure your building is 100% compliant for everyone who works within it.

To speak to a member of our friendly team and to organise a site visit to discuss your requirement for either fire alarms or emergency lighting, call us today, London, at 02075661183.

UK Emergency lighting regulations

Understanding your responsibilities with emergency lighting

At BEC Electrical, we understand the regulations that apply to emergency lighting in the UK. These regulations are essential to ensure building occupants’ safety in a power failure or emergency situation. Regulations include the Regulatory Reform Order 2005, which applies to non-domestic premises and outlines the requirements for emergency lighting systems as part of overall fire safety measures. BS5266-1 2016 also applies to emergency lighting. This standard provides guidance on the design, installation, and maintenance of emergency lighting systems in non-domestic buildings. 

Examples of emergency lighting systems: 

Emergency escape lighting is designed to illuminate escape routes, such as corridors, staircases, and exit doors, to ensure safe evacuation in the event of an emergency or power outage. It should be capable of providing adequate illumination for a specified duration, typically at least one hour dependant on risk assessment.

Emergency lighting is used to provide general illumination in specific areas where it is necessary to ensure the safety of people, such as plant rooms, control rooms, and first aid areas. It should have a minimum duration of three hours.

Emergency lighting should be appropriately marked with signage to indicate escape routes and exit doors. Illuminated exit signs should be visible even in normal lighting conditions.

When designing and installing your emergency lighting, BEC Electrical ensure they adhere to the required regulations. The design and installation of emergency lighting systems should be carried out by competent professionals like BEC Electrical, who are familiar with the relevant standards and regulations. Factors including the building’s size, layout, occupancy, and specific hazards should also be taken into consideration.